What is KWF’s Stance on GMOs?

We take our role seriously when it comes to what your family eats. We believe that genetically modified (GM) foods have not been proven safe for our consumption. We will not purchase any new products containing high-risk GMO crops unless those products are certified organic, verified by the Non-GMO Project or labeled as having Non-GMO ingredients by brands we trust. Furthermore, to the best of our ability, KWF will not promote products that contain high-risk GMO crops that have not been certified organic, verified by the Non-GMO Project or labeled as having Non-GMO ingredients by trusted brands. While we don’t claim that our stores are GMO-free, we have made a significant commitment to move in that direction and believe in maximum transparency as a display of our responsibility.

High-risk GMO crops include alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, Hawaiian papaya, soy, sugar beets, zucchini and yellow summer squash, squash. Grocery items that are not certified organic and/or verified by the Non-GMO Project that include any of these ingredients are by extension high-risk GM foods.

We urge any producer making a non-GMO claim to verify that claim with the Non-GMO Project and to label their products with the Non-GMO butterfly.

Learn more: Understanding GMOs, Avoiding GMOs Aisle by Aisle, Most Common GMOs

 

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